King wrote her first #1 hit—"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"—at age 17 with Goffin. While the pair wrote dozens of chart hits together, it was King's solo album Tapestry that took her to the pinnacle in 1971.
To date, more than 400 of her songs have been recorded by over 1,000 artists.
Goffin met King at Queens College and their collaboration began almost immediately. They married and wrote their first hit song "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" in 1959.
Together they penned fifty Top 40 hits including "The Locomotion" and "Up On The Roof."
Weil penned the words to standards like "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Here You Come Again" and "He's So Shy."
Together, over the course of their careers, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote the melodies and lyrics to some of the most influential pop songs in musical history.
Mann began his writing career in the 1960's at Aldon Music where he met his future wife and writing partner, Cynthia Weil.
In addition to "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," the most played song in radio history, he composed later standards like "Somewhere Out There" and "Don't Know Much."
Douglas McGrath is a filmmaker and playwright. His play Checkers opened the 30th anniversary season at New York’s Vineyard Theatre. He collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway, for which they were nominated for an Academy Award. His first film as writer/director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. He has also written and directed Nicholas Nickleby, which won the Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review; Company Man; Infamous; and His Way. His essays have appeared in the New Yorker, The New Republic, Vanity Fair and The New York Times.
Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Gerry Goffin met Carole King at Queens College, and their musical collaboration began almost immediately. They married in 1959, and that same year wrote their first hit song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (The Shirelles). The duo penned over fifty Top 40 hits including “The Locomotion,” “Natural Woman,” and “Up On The Roof.” In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Goffin has left an indelible mark on American music.
Pop music would be very different without the contributions of Carole King, who wrote her first #1 hit at age 17 with Gerry Goffin, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” for the Shirelles. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period became legendary, but it was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle, speaking personally to her contemporaries and providing a spiritual musical backdrop to the decade. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and 6 Grammys.
Barry Mann has written the melodies of some of the most influential pop songs in musical history. In addition to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” most played song of the last century, and the songs heard in Beautiful, he has composed later standards like “Somewhere Out There” (winner of 2 Grammys), “Here You Come Again,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “Just Once” and “Don’t Know Much.” Together, he and Cynthia Weil have amassed an incredible 112 pop, country and R&B awards from Broadcast Music Inc. for significant radio air play. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
Cynthia Weil is known as the lyricist of classic songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, most played song of the 20th century. In addition to the songs heard in BEAUTIFUL, she has set the words to later standards like “Somewhere Out There,” “Here You Come Again,” “He’s So Shy,” “Just Once,” and “Don’t Know Much” to name just a few. Weil has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, honored with multiple Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards for “Somewhere Out There” as Motion Picture Song of the Year and Song of the Year.
The Explorers Club (MTC), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside), Pipe Dream (Encores!), Fanny (Encores!), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), Nerds (NC Theatre), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Paper Mill), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (PTC/Paper Mill), In the Mood (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Such Good Friends (NYMF Directing Award), High Spirits (York), Glimpses of the Moon (Oak Room) and 6 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including The Music Man, Sound of Music (Kevin Kline nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, My One and Only,Seven Brides. Associate on numerous Broadway shows and tours including Book of Mormon and Anything Goes.
Broadway/National Tour/West End: Shrek, The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Off-Broadway: The Kid, Bunty Berman Presents (The New Group). New York City: Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Fire Island Dance Festival, Career Transitions for Dancers Befit (City Center), Bridge Project (BAM/Old Vic), The Jerry Springer Opera (Carnegie Hall), Camelot (NY Philharmonic/Lincoln Center, PBS), and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall). London: My Fair Lady, BBC Proms 59 (Dir/Chor Royal Albert Hall), Singin’ In the Rain (Royal Festival Hall). Regional: Kennedy Center Latino Inaugural (w/Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno), Kennedy Center Spring Gala (hosted by Liza Minelli). Josh is the Founder/Artistic Director of The Broadway Dance Lab.
Broadway: Composer: Little Women; Music Supervisor/Conductor/Arranger: Bonnie and Clyde, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Taboo, Spider-Man, Jekyll & Hyde Revival, Flashdance, We Will Rock You. Tours: South Pacific (Revival),Beauty and The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Memphis, Elf, A Chorus Line, Shrek. Recording Projects: Handel’s Messiah Rocks; Little Women; Taboo; Megumi Hamada Attitude; Ock Joo Hyun GOLD; Jekyll & Hyde (OBC, Revival); The Scarlet Pimpernel (OBC); The Civil War; Linda Eder Christmas Stays the Same and It’s Time. Proud father of Noah and Nina.
Broadway designs include The Heiress, Nice Work, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Bengal Tiger, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award), Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party. He designed the 2013 Academy Awards. Awards: Winner of 1997 and 2004 OBIE Awards, 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2009 Tony Award, 2011 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Emmy Nomination.
New York: Old Jews Telling Jokes (Off-Broadway); Manhattan Theatre Club; Radio City Rockettes (including upcoming Spring Spectacular); Atlantic Theatre Company; Primary Stages; MCC; The New Group; Rattlestick. Regional: Alley Theatre; Arena Stage; Cincinnati Playhouse; Cleveland Playhouse; Philadelphia Theatre (including Stars of David); Goodspeed; Guthrie; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf; Old Globe (includingAllegiance); Paper Mill Playhouse; multiple productions of Nerds. Opera: New York City Opera; Opera Santa Barbara; Minnesota Opera; Wolf Trap; Chicago Lyric Opera (upcoming).Other: Ringling Brothers Boom A Ring. Recipient of the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.
Broadway: 50 plays and musicals including No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, The Assembled Parties, Nice Work, Wit, Venus in Fur, Anything Goes, A View from the Bridge, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Contact, Steel Pier. Extensive Off-Broadway, resident, and regional credits. Opera: Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Dramalogue, Hewes.
Brian Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal (Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Rent, Bug (Obie and Lucille Lortel award).
STEPHEN KOPEL, C.S.A.
Stephen Kopel also serves as casting director for Roundabout Theatre Company & Carnahan Casting. Broadway: Glass Menagerie, Winslow Boy, Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Once (also tour), Road To Mecca, On A Clear Day…, Anything Goes (also tour), People In The Picture, Brief Encounter, Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim On Sondheim, Hedda Gabler.
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE
Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Soul Doctor, Motown, Jekyll and Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie and Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, A Raisin in the Sun, Radio Golf.
JOE DULUDE II
Makeup designer for Wicked productions worldwide, If/Then, Jekyll & Hyde, The Jacksonian, Into the Woods (Public Theater), Follies, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, Elf, Lend Me a Tenor, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods (key makeup Vanessa Williams). Film and television: “Smash,” E!, Style, Lifetime, PBS, “Access Hollywood.” Joe also teaches makeup for various organizations and is a fine artist.
JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS
Juniper Street Productions is Hillary Blanken, Guy Kwan, Rose Greene and Joseph DeLuise. JSP has helped create over 40 Broadway productions, over 20 national tours, and numerous Las Vegas productions. Recent shows include: First Date, I’ll Eat You Last, Macbeth, Spider-Man, Follies, How to Succeed…, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, Gypsy, Bette Midler at Caesar’s Palace, Company, Grey Gardens, The Producers, and Fosse.
Recent work includes Arranger/MD for: “The Voice” (UK), 2012 Olympics, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Musical Orchestrations: We Will Rock You, Our House, Daddy Cool. Film Orchestrations: Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Finding Nemo. Emmy nominated for his 79th Academy Awards choir performance and received numerous advertising/recording industry awards working with artists including Amy Winehouse, The Who, Oasis, Muse, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and The Who. www.stevesidwell.com
Her early career included background and studio singing. She found her way into music management in 2003, launching the career of singer Jesse McCartney. In 2011, she took on management of Carole’s career. She is proud to help bring her parents’, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, story to the stage.
Christine Russell is a partner at the leading talent agency for composers, Evolution Music Partners and Co-Founder/COO of Score Revolution, an online licensing platform for film music. She began as a recording artist at Rondor Music and transitioned from artist to agent when she began managing lyricist Gerry Goffin, whom she has represented for nineteen years.
Broadway (over 100 shows, including): Pippin, Once, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Elf, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell.Musician (bass): Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon. His album Stage Door Johnny – John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. www.johnmillerbass.com
Associate/Assistant: Carnegie Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Vineyard Theatre, “The View,” “Dora’s Explorer Girls,” Lord & Taylor commercial. Performance: Billy Elliot (National Tour), In the Heights (National Tour), Camelot (Lincoln Center), Swing (National Tour). Thanks Josh, blocNYC. www.alisolomon.com
Venus in Fur (Tokyo), Finger Paint (NYC), Fit (NYC). Assistant/ Associate: Broadway: Venus in Fur, White Christmas. NYC: Old Jews Telling Jokes,The Submission, Ordinary Days. Regional: Papermill, Guthrie, and MUNY among others.
Broadway: Twenty shows, including the Tony Award-winning Anything Goes. Encores!: Eight shows including last summer’s Violet. NY Philharmonic: Three shows including last winter’s Carousel. London: Two shows including Damn Yankees. Family: Lyn, Lucas and Anna.
Over 20 Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning revivals of: Cabaret, Assassins, and Anything Goes. Many thanks to Mr. Hanson, as this marks our 16th collaboration in over 15 years.
Broadway and Off-Broadway: Shrek the Musical; Once; Love, Loss, & What I Wore and others. Thanks to Cos and JK. Love to Mom and Dad.
THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY
The Charlotte Wilcox Company has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: Allegiance, Ever After, Houdini, Secondhand Lions. Recent Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Godspell, On a Clear Day, Catch Me If You Can, Wonderland, Elf, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, [title of show], Grease (all three Broadway productions!), Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, The Full Monty.
Mr. Blake is currently enjoying his Emeritus status after 22 seasons as the Executive Producer of the legendary St. Louis MUNY where he produced and/or directed more than 150 shows. In San Francisco, Mr. Blake produced and directed Sammy Cahn in Words and Music and directed and wrote ACT’s memorable Diamond ‘Lil. At the Guthrie Theatre, his Roman Holiday (Book-Writer) played to capacity last summer. Mr. Blake’s Tony-nominated Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Co-Writer & Co-Producer) had two highly successful seasons on Broadway and has become the most highly requested holiday musical in theaters across the country.
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING
Established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, Sony/ATV is the world’s leading music publisher and owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights including those from such iconic music catalogs as EMI Music Publishing, Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV controls many of the best-known songs ever written, like “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Stand By Me.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Sting, The Supremes, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists and songwriters includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
JEFFREY A. SINE
Jeffrey A. Sine is proud to be a part of a remarkable company that is bringing Carole King’s music and story to the stage. Mr. Sine lives in New York City and has produced over twenty-five Broadway and West End Productions over the past two decades. He has received six Tony nominations and three Tony awards. Love to Samira, Maya, Shailen, Roan & Jon.
RICHARD A. SMITH
With Paul Blake, Mr. Smith has co-produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Guthrie production of Roman Holiday, Come Fly With Me, songs by the legendary Sammy Cahn, and a national tour of 42nd Street. Prior to working with Mr. Blake, Mr. Smith spent 25 years on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Smith left Morgan Stanley in 1992 as a partner and member of the Management Committee after having built the International Equity Department into a worldwide organization.
Mr. Bosner is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with Beautiful. Previously, he served as Associate Producer of The St. Louis MUNY for five seasons. At the MUNY, Mr. Bosner oversaw more than 135 productions alongside Executive Producer Paul Blake. He is truly honored to be working with this legendary material, inspiring group of collaborators, and his mentor and friend, Mr. Blake. Love to Mom, Dad, and David.
HARRIET N. LEVE/ELAINE KRAUSS
Nice Work If You Can Get It; Ann; War Horse; One Man, Two Guvnors; Mountaintop; La Cage aux Folles; A Little Night Music; Superior Donuts; Burn the Floor; 39 Steps; The Crucible; Diary of Anne Frank; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Norman Conquests; The Good Body; Beebo Brinker; Shockheaded Peter; Stomp.
Clybourne Park (Tony); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony); Bonnie and Clyde; High; Race; Superior Donuts; Burn The Floor; Hair (Tony); Blithe Spirit; The Homecoming; Spring Awakening (Tony); Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; ‘night, Mother; Enchanted April. OB: Falling; Silence! The Musical; Ministry of Progress.
Broadway credits include Orphans (Tony nominated), Hands on a Hardbody, Once (Tony Award), That Championship Season and A View from the Bridge (Tony nominated). Orin is the first recipient and the director of the TFellowship for Creative Producing, which was founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University. He is the president of NETworks Theatrical Productions.
PATTY BAKER/GOOD PRODUCTIONS
Broadway: All My Sons, Blithe Spirit, The Best Man, The Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde, Memphis (Tony), Virginia Woolf (Tony), Glengarry Glen Ross, Matilda. She’d like to thank Carole King for touching all of our lives, Jeffrey Richards for his unflagging optimism, and Jay for his unflagging love. Hunter College Graduate.
Roger, who currently leads A&R Investments, previously was CEO of the EMI Group where he rejuvenated the business culminating in its successful sale in 2012. He is proud to have been instrumental in bringing Carol and Gerry, Cynthia and Barry together with Paul and Doug to create this great show.
Two Tony Awards, Four Nominations. Outer Critics Circle Award (Off Broadway). Heppelman Award (Australian Tony). Billy Crystal 700 Sundays, Clams on the Half Shell with Bette Midler, among many others. Latest shows include The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream, I’ll Eat You Last with Ms. Midler. International Concert and Tour Producer.
Broadway: November, Speed the Plow, Blithe Spirit, reasons to be pretty, Race, Enron, Hair (Tony winner), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Life In The Theater, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony winner), Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Anarchist. Kit is a member of the Art Student League of NYC.
LAWRENCE S. TOPPALL
Lawrence S. Toppall is the owner of Mazel Musicals, Inc., the company that has presented and produced more than 100 productions for the audiences of south Florida. Broadway credits include The Gathering, the Tony-nominated Say Goodnight Gracie starring Frank Gorshin, Burn the Floor and Looped.
FAKSTON PRODUCTIONS/MARY SOLOMON
Ken Fakler, Dan Stone and Mary Solomon are thrilled to be on the producing team of Beautiful. Ken and Dan’s recent Broadway productions include the Tony-nominated shows How to Succeed… and Catch Me…. Mary is a partner in Star Thrower Entertainment.
WILLIAM COURT COHEN
As chairman of the theatrical general management/consulting firm, Theatre Now, I was privileged to be associated with over 125 Broadway and touring productions, theaters, dance companies and concert and cultural attractions.
John has won 7 Tonys, owns Broadway.com and Broadway Across America presenting shows in 40 cities across America, and producing over 50 shows on Broadway.
Barbara Freitag and Loraine Alterman Boyle both produced the 2010 Tony Award Best Musical Memphis, and Tony nominee Catch Me If You Can.
Matthew Blank is the long time CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. A native New Yorker, he has been involved with several on and Off-Broadway productions in the past.
Founder and president of a private financial consulting firm. I grew up on Carole King’s music and am happy to be a part of Beautiful.
Co-founder and CEO of Current TV. Previously, Hyatt was founder and CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans, and on the faculty of Stanford Business School.
Producing credits include Frozen, 33 Variations, Catch Me If You Can (Tony nominations), Burn the Floor, All My Sons, Lysistrata Jones. Board member MCC and Labyrinth Theaters. Thanks to partner Sharon Fallon.
MICHAEL J. MORITZ
Broadway producer, record producer, music director, entertainment entrepreneur from Youngstown, Ohio. Broadway: Big Fish, One Night With Janis Joplin. Nat’l Tour: Evita. michaelmoritz.com.
STYLES FOUR PRODUCTIONS
StylesFour Productions: Broadway: Orphans, Once, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Judy Gold’s 25 Questions, Hand to God. London credits: Once.
COREY BRUNISH/BRISA TRINCHERO
Tony Winners: Pippin, Porgy & Bess. Peter & the Starcatcher (Tony Nomination), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Grammy Nomination).
JEREMIAH J. HARRIS
Jeremiah J. Harris is the founder and Chairman/CEO of Production Resource Group, the world’s leading supplier of entertainment technology. Jere has been active in the theater industry since 1970, and has provided production management services for over 500 productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Starlight Express, and Dancing at Lughnasa. As the founder of Scenic Technologies, Jere revolutionized scenic automation with its patented Stage Command® motion control system, used on hundreds of shows, including The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Most recently, Jere co-produced with Michael Cohl the successful turnaround of the record breaking production of Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, regarded as the most technically complex production ever mounted on a Broadway stage.